For all the talk about Apple being a revolutionary tech company, there are probably many people who don’t realize why. It’s easy to take our apps, devices and technology for granted — and it’s even easier to forget how we got here in the first place.
Certainly, there have been many revolutionary and innovative people and companies that have spurred the digital revolution. But looking back at history, you’ll find that many of these innovations, especially the really important ones, can be traced to Apple. Here are four ways that Apple changed the tech industry and, in some ways, the world.